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Quotation by Shakespeare
Gloucester. Nor further, sir, a man may rot even here.
Edgar. What, in ill thoughts again? Men must endure
Their going hence, even as their coming hither;
Ripeness is all.
William Shakespeare (1564–1616), British dramatist, poet. Gloucester and Edgar, in King Lear, act 5, sc. 2, l. 8-11.
"Ripeness is all" may mean the gods determine when we die, or that we must await the time of ripeness when we are ready for death.
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